In Wilson Pickett’s 1966 hit recording “Mustang Sally” he laments that “All you want to do is ride around Sally … ride, Sally, ride.” The song, written by Mack Rice, wasn’t intended as social commentary. But looking back it’s an apropos description of America’s decades-old love affair with the automobile.Driving a car was fun. Accordingly we’ve seen car usage steadily increase over the years. Until just recently that is.Now, for the first time, per capita car usage is down both ...
Driving home on a two-lane country road through southern Virginia in July, I came upon some road construction. After a warning of “one lane road ahead,” there appeared a solitary man holding a stop sign on a pole. He had stranded himself on a thin island of shade. Not yet noon, it was over 90 degrees. The man coaxed me forward to his feet so I could share the precious shade he had claimed. I smiled a thank you. He ...
Vaughan had been summoned to a deposition in a lawsuit against the city brought by downtown property owner Eric Robert who said he had been promised public funds to help pay for rehabilitating the old Daily Bread Flour Mill. The City of Greensboro disagreed that any funds were promised or owed.
At a Monday afternoon work session, the Greensboro city council passed a resolution that will allow limited release of video captured by the body-worn camera of former police officer Tim Bloch as he fatally shot Chieu Di Thi Vo in March of 2014.
It's good to see people passionate about civic matters. It sure beats apathy. But when it comes to HB2, the bill that, among other things, requires transgender people to use bathrooms in government facilities that align with the gender on their birth certificates, there is a lot of rhetoric that goes beyond zeal and reaches to unmitigated bigotry.
All Greensboro police officers are now equipped with onbody video cameras and the Greensboro Police Department (GPD) will not release any video recorded by these cameras.
Over the last few months when I come home from work late at night my better half will, from time to time, be in the living room watching a television show. Now this certain television show once had a cast so big that they split the show in two, with only the top 10 or so actors making the main program.